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Martin Scorsese will receive Lifetime Achievement honors at the next Independent Feature Project Gotham Awards, to be handed out Sept. 28 at Roseland in Manhattan.

“Martin Scorsese’s contribution as a producer and director to the New York film community is inspirational,” says Catherine Tait, IFP executive director.

The awards ceremony is the major fund-raising event each year for the IFP and will be sponsored principally by Ernst & Young, Bravo Cable Network and Entertainment Weekly. Evening is termed “the kick-off for New York’s film season , launching the Independent Feature Film Market and leading into the New York Film Festival,” notes Peter Glatzer, producer of the Gotham Awards and corporate relations director of IFP.

Last year’s Lifetime Achievement award was presented to former United Artists and Orion executive Arthur Krim.